I’ll need quite a few “visibly lesbian” characters for my graphic memoir, but I needed to start somewhere, so I created this character to make a brief appearance in a bookstore scene. I’m sure I’ll reuse her for scenes in San Francisco!
Hair: PH Punk
Jeans: V4 Jeanz
Skin and Eyes: Miss Alina for A4
Here’s an example that shows the difference between the first character I designed to represent me and the second one. The second one is closer to the look I wanted, but she’s also easier to pose and has a wider range of expression controls.
This is a shot from a scene that takes place in a bookstore.
I finally broke down and bought Michael 4, which is the male counterpart to the Victoria 4.2 figure I used to create the 2.0 version of the character based on me. M4 is a pretty old figure, so I must be one of the last Poser users to actually have to purchase him. But wow I’m glad I did, as he’s so much easier to work with than the other male figures I’d been planning to use.
This character is based on a gay guy I used to know who was very much an “emo guy” long before that term was invented.
I got somewhat derailed from making progress on my graphic novel when I realized that the figure I had chosen to use to create my character from just wasn’t going to be versatile enough for the job.
That figure was Cookie, by Lady Littlefox, who remains my favorite Poser figure, and she will still serve as the basis for AmyCk and CynCk, when I do renders of us together.
But after endless hours of experimenting with other toon-like figures, I finally broke down and decided to give Victoria 4.2 with the Aiko 4 morphs another try, and lo and behold, the problems I’d had using her in the past were no longer an issue. And WOW what a difference it makes to work with such a versatile figure!
So here she is, with the Anime Eyes add-on, a mashup of textures I made in Photoshop, a refit of Star’s Tilla hair, and the morphing fantasy dress with a custom transmap and texture. This version has red hair so she can serve as my current avatar, but the version for the graphic novel will be blonde.
Here are some of the cast members I’ve created for the graphic novel I’m working on. The character in the blue floral dress with blonde hair is based on me when I was in my 20’s, and the others are based on people I knew. More details to come!